Hard copy communications from a company
Hard copy communications from a company

The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Hard copy communications from a company
  • Transitional provisions
  • Means of communication
  • Meaning of ‘hard copy form’
  • Valid communication
  • Address
  • Right to receive a hard copy version of a document or information
  • Deemed delivery
  • Other agreed forms of communication

The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) provides how documents or information can be validly sent or supplied by a company (as defined) in hard copy form.

For information on documents or information sent or supplied in electronic form from a company, see Practice Note: Electronic communications from a company.

For information documents or information sent or supplied to a company, see Practice Note: Electronic and hard copy communications to a company.

Transitional provisions

The statutory provisions relating specifically to communications from the company came into force on 20 January 2007.

Means of communication

Documents or information to be sent or supplied by a company must be sent or supplied in accordance with the provisions of CA 2006, Sch 5:

  1. in hard copy form

  2. in electronic form (see Practice Note: Electronic communications from a company)

  3. by making it available on a website (see Practice Note: Electronic communications from a company), or

  4. in any other form or manner agreed by the intended recipient

Meaning of ‘hard copy form’